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Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of Latin American Vegetation and Terrestrial Environments

This volume summarizes the history of Latin American vegetation from just prior to the asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico, at the end of the Cretaceous period through the rapid-paced events of Holocene and Recent times, tracing highlights in the origin of lineages and plant communities that constitute a fundamental part of the tropical ecosystems of the New World. Emphasis is placed on the array of available methods and approaches, as well as on the need for incorporating ancillary information from the many relevant disciplines and for assessing the paleobiological results within the context of independent lines of inquiry—particularly important for understanding the vast and complex communities of Latin America.

618 pages | 370 halftones, 120 maps | 8 1/2 x 11

Biological Sciences: Paleobiology, Geology, and Paleontology


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